MediaTek has announced a new chioset- the Helio P20, which is an all round upgrade to the helio P10.
The chip promises to draw around 25% less power while also upping performance. This is achieved through the use of a 16nm octa-core ARM Cortex A53 setup, running at clocks up to 2.3GHz. Graphics come courtesy of the new Mali T800, running at a speedy 900 MHz, which is currently the most powerful GPU offer by ARM. The package is complete with support for low-power double data-rate random access memory (LPDDR4X), which is a world first in a mobile chip.
The LPDDR4X technology comes with an estimated 70% increase in bandwidth and 50% less power consumption over LPDDR3, achieved in part by lowering its operating voltage to 0.6v.
Other specs on the Helio P20 include support for up to two FullHD displays, working at 60 fps.
Image Signal Processor support is also impressive, capable of handling a maximum of one 24MP shooter, or a 13MP plus 13MP dual setup and video recording up to 4Kx2K resolutions at 30FPS. Connectivity is covered by Cat.6 LTE and 2×20 carrier aggregation at up to 300Mbps down/50Mbps up data speeds and Dual-SIM plus Dual Standby support. There is also Wi-Fi ac, GPS/Glonass/Beidou, Bluetooth and FM radio.